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Code Platoon

Online, Chicago
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About Code Platoon

Location: Online, Chicago

Code Platoon is a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps veterans and military spouses transition into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. Students can participate in the training program through a 14 week full time, immersive... Read More

The Python and Javascript track includes five modules: Computer science/programming fundamentals, the World Wide Web, Data Science, Amazon Web Services, and Creating Applications.

No previous programming skills are required. Upon graduation, students are eligible for paid internships with our corporate sponsors.

Code Platoon is an approved VET TEC training provider through the Department of Veteran Affairs. In-Person students may also use their GI Bill. All students are eligible to apply for general scholarships once enrolled in the program.

Courses

Web Developer

Cost: $15,500
Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

The skills taught by Code Platoon (CP) revolve around getting a job as a junior or intern-level software engineer. For the 2019 cohorts, there will be two tracks offered: one in Ruby and Javascript and the other in Python and Javascript.

Python and Javascript Track (5 Modules)

Module 1 (Weeks 1-4): Computer science / programming fundamentals
This includes algorithm scripting, version control, data types and structures (variables, booleans, integers, strings, objects, operators, loops, etc.). This also includes covering object-oriented programming, inheritance, polymorphism, database persistence, SQL, and data modeling an application. The languages to be covered in these weeks are Python, Javascript, and PostgreSQL. This module is important in building a base for students to think through problems and build the skills necessary to troubleshoot issues.

Module 2 (Weeks 5-6): The World Wide Web
This module includes the foundations of how content on the Internet and on web pages is created. It covers HTML/CSS/Javascript as it pertains to a webpage. The module also covers how data is sent over the internet and how the HTTP/HTTPS protocols for the web work. Students will write their own HTTP server by the end of this module. This module is important because the world of software engineering and especially web development calls for engineers to have an understanding of how their code will impact the larger web ecosystem.

Module 3 (Week 7): Data Science
Data science is an increasingly popular sector of technology, powering Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Using industry-recognized Python libraries including NumPy, Pandas, Jupyter Notebook, and publically available datasets, students will learn the basics of data science and be able to get a leg up in their junior developer interviews.

Module 4 (Weeks 8-10): Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is cloud-based hosting for modern technology companies. These companies generally look for people certified in AWS technologies to get their product online. Code Platoon has been accepted as an AWS Academy - an organization that Amazon has vetted with their curriculum. Students will be trained to take and hopefully pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, receiving an industry recognized certification.

Module 5 (Weeks 11-14): Creating Applications
This module will teach students how to create modern-day web applications, including database design and integration, web routing, and the Model View Controller framework through a Python framework called Django. They will learn to integrate the ReactJS framework on top of their Django application and deploy that using Amazon Web Services technologies. This is the most important module as it is where students learn the skills that employers will expect them to have on the first day of the job and they will see how all the skills that they have learned in the first 4 modules come together to build a full application.

Subjects:
Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Web Developer Part-Time

Cost: $15,500
Duration: 35 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

The Code Platoon part-time program is 35 weeks in length and can be completed in-person or remotely. Classes will meet two evenings during the week and all day on Saturday. Students will learn the same curriculum as our full-time students and have access to the same resources including teaching assistants, mentors, and career services.

General scholarships are available to all students. In-person students may be eligible to use their GI Bill.

Subjects:
Git, Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Code Platoon Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.97/5 (63 reviews)

Alexander Saunders
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

9/9/2021

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"Amazing Coding Bootcamp for veterans"

I attended Code Platoon as an in person student from May 2021 - September 2021. I did have prior knowledge of python. During my time there I learned html/css, javascript, python, Django, react, and other technologies. Along with that I learned soft skills... Read More

Shawn Kiernan
Backend Engineer | Graduated: 2021

9/3/2021

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"An amazing program - had a job before I graduated!"

Transitioning out of military life, whether you’re a veteran or a military spouse, is a challenging endeavor. Learning the skills and culture of the civilian workforce can be liking moving to a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. Code... Read More

Jack S
Graduated: 2021

9/3/2021

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"Code Platoon is intense and worth it."

I attended Code Platoon as a remote student from May 2021 to September 2021. It is an intensive 14 week course to teach full stack software engineering, tech industry norms, and the skills necessary to grow over time once the students enter their first... Read More

Caitlin Wilson
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

5/26/2021

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"Great Experience!"

I recently graduated from Code Platoon's full time 14-week immersive program. Before Code Platoon I spent over a year teaching myself the basics of web development, but after a while it was obvious that I was going to need some help if I wanted to break... Read More

Taylor Colton
Full Stack Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

5/20/2021

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"The best veteran and military spouse focused coding bootcamp out there!"

My experience at Code Platoon was challenging as well as one of the most rewarding things that I've ever done. I started the 14 week course with no prior college, or coding/tech experience. This is a very fast-paced, immersive program. I started with... Read More

Greg Machat
Graduated: 2021

5/14/2021

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"An Outstanding Opportunity"

I attended Code Platoon remotely from February – May, 2021. I was able to attend through the DoD SkillBridge Program, of which Code Platoon is an approved program, during my last few months of Active Duty. Though my entire experience was remote, It did... Read More

Daniel Manfield
Full Stack Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

5/13/2021

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"This is THE coding bootcamp to go to!"

By all means this is not an easy course. But if you stick to it and put in the time, Code Platoon will set you up for success! Before starting, learn BASIC Javascript and Python. This is what is covered in the first few weeks. By week 16 you will be making... Read More

Julie Stone
Fullstack Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

5/13/2021

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"This is a great program that offers you great career opportunities and assistance."

While this boot camp was rigorous. I learned so much. I definitely recommend that you have a good familiarity with JavaScript and Python before you begin the program. Utilize your TA's, do not be embarrassed about what you don't know. They're there to... Read More

Michael Zura
Graduated: 2021

5/13/2021

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"Great Experience"

Great experience overall, very involved instructors, TA's, and guest speakers. A lot of challenges and work with Python, JavaScript, Django, React, GitHub, and PostgreSQL. Mock interviews and mentors were very beneficial as well as resume writing.

Wilson Gauf
Full Stack Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

5/13/2021

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"Veteran focused coding boot camp that successfully prepares you for a new challenge"

It is a very intensive coding boot camp that teaches you a ton beyond just coding. In the end they teach you a ton of skills beyond coding and assisting in getting a job during and after the course. Really valuable experience and when I talk to friends... Read More

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